MD FRCS FEBS
Consultant Breast and Reconstruction Surgeon
Miss Fiona MacNeill has been a consultant breast surgeon at 108 Harley Street since 1996. Her main interest is oncoplastic and breast reconstruction surgery – achieving the best outcomes in cancer surgery and breast appearance.
She collaborates closely with her oncology colleagues to use the latest drugs and treatments to preserve the breast and the axilla (armpit) with less radical surgery. Working alongside plastic surgeons as the oncoplastic team she is able to offer a wide range of breast reconstruction surgery to maintain the breast shape and body image after breast cancer surgery.
Miss Fiona MacNeill qualified from St Bartholomew’s Hospital, London in 1983, obtained her MD thesis from the University of London in 1994 and has been a specialist consultant breast surgeon since 1996.
Miss MacNeill’s other interests are in the education and training of the next generation of breast surgeons and when Breast Tutor at The Royal College of Surgeons of England she established the UK sentinel lymph node training programme and oncoplastic surgery portfolio and delivered the first GMC recognized curriculum for breast surgery training. Her achievements in education were recognized in 2006 when she was awarded the Silver Scalpel Trainer of the Year.
Miss MacNeill was President of the Association of Breast Surgery (ABS) of Great Britain and Ireland from 2015-2017 and is currently vice-president of the European division of Breast Surgery (UEMS). In 2014 she was awarded the Querci Della Rovere Prize for ‘Excellence in Cancer Surgery’ by the European Society of Surgical Oncology and the British Association of Surgery Oncology (ESSO/BASO). In 2018 she was the visiting professor of breast surgery at the MD Anderson Hospital, Houston, presenting her latest research projects.
As well as working as a breast surgeon, Miss MacNeill is now National Clinical Lead for a major standard-setting and quality improvement programme in breast surgery (GIRFT) at NHS Improvement in the Department of Health.
Miss MacNeill is actively engaged in local and national research trials and lectures nationally and internationally on oncoplastic surgery, breast surgery training and changing role of breast surgery in the treatment of breast cancer and the importance of multidisciplinary working and treatment planning in the delivery of modern breast cancer care. She acts in an advisory capacity to a number of charities and Department of Health committees.
Areas of Specialist Interest
- rapid access and diagnosis of breast problems
- second opinions
- oncoplastic surgery
- breast reconstruction
- breast surgery